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Bison Run
2018 - Wainwright Runners

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This race organized by the Wainwright Runners offers a challenging start to your racing season and a great way to celebrate Earth Day.   Join us for a 5K, 10K, or a 2K kids run .  The route is out and back along a paved multi-use trail (Ascot and Area Recreation Trail RR#70) beside the CFB Wainwright Buffalo pasture.   The route is rolling terrain and should challenge all abilites of runners.  Every participant walks away with a lodgepole pine as part of our Earth Day theme. For those lucky enough to place in the top three spots of their running category, they will walk away with a hand painted mug by Canadian Artist Debra Cherniawsky-Durrer. 

This year you have the option of making the Bison Run your first race in the Battle River Series. Check it out at   You can register for all three races now by clicking  on the blue button "Register for Series"

Registration fees

2K Kids Closed


  1. $15.00
    Jan 17 - Apr 21

10K Race Closed

Registration closed
  • Race

    1. Closed
      Jan 17 – Mar 1
    2. $40.00
      Mar 2 – Apr 16
    3. $45.00
      Apr 17 – Apr 21

5K Race Closed

Registration closed
  • Race

    1. Closed
      Jan 17 – Mar 1
    2. $40.00
      Mar 2 – Apr 16
    3. $45.00
      Apr 17 – Apr 21

5K Walk Closed

Registration closed
  • Walk

    1. Closed
      Jan 17 – Mar 1
    2. $40.00
      Mar 2 – Apr 16
    3. $45.00
      Apr 17 – Apr 21


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Timing and Results

LogoManual timing will be done by Ellis Timing. All participants will receive a time. Results will be printed on-site and available at and available on this site.

Directions to Race Site

Please park at Davco 402 4 ave S Wainwright AB, and walk into the Start Finish Line.5ad94ebe2851e.jpg


Processing Fee

A processing fee of 6.5%+$1.25 will be added to the base fee of the Race.  So here is the breakdown.  You will pay.

2K kids $15+.98+1.25 $17.25

5K/10K Early Bird $35+2.27+1.25=$38.53

5K/10K  Regular $40+2.60+1.25=$43.85

5K/10K  Late $45 2.93+1.25= $49.18


The course is on a paved path called the Ascot and Area Recreation Trail (RR#70).  Due to our "Spring" weather, please be prepared for areas of possible mud or water on the multi-use trail.  There is a section that will not be paved (300m) so it might be muddy so be prepared and take your time at this location.  As well please dress in layers as in past years we have had snow during our race!  It does make for epic post race photos!

(Strollers will be allowed. Terrain may be a challenge but go for it) 

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Battle River Series

Wainwright Runners is excited to announce a new running series in our local area and proud to partner with Lougheed Race. The Battle River Series will be taking part this year with the Bison Run April 22nd (5K walk/run and 10K run), Lougheed Race Aug 12th (5k walk/run, 10K and half marathon) and Bison Dash Sept 16th (5K walk/run). All a runner needs to do is complete a race at each event and you will win a series medal!  Also remember to join Wainwright Runners club and get 5$ off each Wainwright Runners

The Battle River Series is proud to announce that Pound Fitness will be providing our warm-up for all 3 races. Should be a great way to warm up before your race!


For the 5K Run we have six categories

  • Under 18 (male and female)
  • 18yrs to 40yrs (male and female)
  • Over 40yrs (male and female)

For the 10K Run we have six categories

  • Under 35yrs (male and female)
  • 35yrs to 49yrs (male and female)
  • 50+yrs (male and female)

The 2K Kids Run and the 5K Walk will have male and female category only.



If you are lucky enough to be one of the top three runners in your categorie you will win a hand painted mug by Canadian Artist Debra Cherniawsky-Durrer.


Awards will be given to the top three runners in all categories.

Package Pick Up

Pick up your package at Armstongs Clothing and Sport   
919 2 Ave, Wainwright, AB T9W 1C5 

Time: 4-6 pm Friday Apr 20.2017.  

For those travelling you can pickup your package the morning of the event at the site from 9am-9:40am.

NOTE:  An Adult must accompany kids 12 and under to the race site and must remain on site during the race.  Thank You

Long Sleeve Race Shirts

Register before Apr 10 and you will also receive a FREE  Long Sleeve Shirt with race logo. (Please note all adult shirts are unisex sized and all kids shirts are youth sized.)5a7d222ce0172.jpg

On Earth Day Plant a Tree

2 yr old

In honour of Earth Day we are making it GREEN!

All participants receive a small lodgepole pine.

Bring your own cup for refreshments.  Thank You!

Bring old runners.  A shoe drop off for "Soles for Souls" will be available.


5a4d5c063441d.jpg     Fruit, muffins and bagels will available to all participants. 

     Refreshments available.

     Please remember,  keep it green, bring your own cup.


Race Cancellation

Run cancellation: Wainwright Runners reserves the right to cancel the run based on: (1) Extreme weather during the event. (2) Unforeseen circumstances that make directing the race impossible. In the case of cancellation, race entries will not be refunded.

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Event Schedule

  • April 22 10:00 AM MDT - 2K Kids Race

  • April 22 10:30 AM MDT - 10K Race and 5K Walk

  • April 22 10:40 AM MDT - 5K Race

Contact Information

Event Location

402 4 Ave S, Wainwright, AB T0B 1B0

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